After an eight-year stint with the Cleveland Browns, veteran wide receiver and kick return specialist Josh Cribbs will be headed elsewhere with five teams already showing considerable interest according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer as of March 9:
The New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl participants this year and last, are among about five teams interested in Browns free agent receiver/special teamer Josh Cribbs, league sources said.
The other teams are the Patriots, Cowboys and Cardinals.
Cribbs has grown increasingly frustrated with the Browns franchise over the past few years and the tension hit a boiling point in 2012 with Cleveland refusing to use one of the team’s best players on a consistent basis. Cribbs’ role on the team diminished considerably in 2012 leading to speculation that he would be leave the team in the off-season.
With Cribbs’ time with the Browns coming to an end, plenty of teams are lining up to sign one of the fastest and most versatile players in the NFL today. Cribbs should have no trouble finding a new team and a better opportunity with a winning franchise in free agency.
After a breakout season as a receiver in 2011 with 518 yards and four touchdowns to his credit, Cribbs only caught seven passes for 63 yards in 2012.
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